Shared Learning Seminar
Building Resilient Communities


Would you like the opportunity to hear about a range of projects which are seeking to encourage communities of all different types to become more resilient? 

About this event
A more resilient Wales is one of the seven goals of the Well-being of the Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and the term resilient communities has become a common theme over the past couple of years, but what does this mean in reality? What is a community and how does it become resilient?
Wales is made up of diverse communities which draw upon a variety of characteristics. When we talk about the word ‘community’ we are talking about it in the widest sense of the word as: ‘A group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists’. It's not just about geography.

Community resilience is about empowering individuals, businesses and community groups to:

  • take collective action to both increase their own resilience and that of others;
  • come together to identify and support vulnerable individuals;
  • take responsibility for the promotion of individual and business resilience.

Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of communities that have taken ownership of their particular community’s needs and are working together with public services. Many of the components that make a successful community group can be utilised, shared with others and adapted to suit other communities. We feel it is the right time to start sharing the learning so that both parties can benefit. If you are looking to support a community to become more resilient, then this is the seminar for you.

This seminar is delivered in partnership with Wales Co-operative Centre and Good Practice Wales.

Who the seminar is for

This seminar is aimed at:

  • Officers in charge of redesigning services
  • Officers in public services who are working with communities
  • Community groups who are working with public services

Where and when

9am - 1pm 
Thursday 11 October 2018
Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, CF11 9XR

9am - 1pm 
Thursday 18 October 2018
Glasdir, Plas Yn Dre, Llanrwst, Conwy, LL26 0DF


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